1996 is a year that many won’t forget easily.
How to solve the mystery around the death of Tupac Shakur is now getting a head way. A long-awaited breakthrough in a case that has frustrated investigators and fascinated the public.
One of the last living witnesses to the fatal drive-by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas was charged with murder just yesterday in the 1996 killing.
A Nevada grand jury indicted a man called Duane “Keffe D” Davis on one count of murder with a deadly weapon.
Davis has long been known to investigators and has himself admitted in interviews and in his 2019 tell-all memoir, “Compton Street Legend,” that he was in the Cadillac from which the gunfire erupted during the September 1996 drive-by shooting.
Davis is described as the “on-ground, on-site commander” who “ordered the death” of Shakur, who was killed at 25. Homicide Lt. Jason Johansson called Davis the “leader and shot caller.”
“For 27 years the family of Tupac Shakur has been waiting for justice, Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill told a news conference in an interview.
“While I know there’s been many people who did not believe that the murder of Tupac Shakur was important to this police department, I’m here to tell you that is simply not the case.”
After Davis’ 2018 interview, Johansson said the police department knew this was the last time to take a run at the case to successfully solve the Tupac case and bring forth a criminal charge.
The charges were revealed hours after Davis, 60, was arrested this morning while on a walk near his home in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.